lightning strike

noun

Definition of lightning strike

1 British : a strike by workers that is done very suddenly
2 : an occurrence of something being hit by lightning
  • The forest fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Word by Word Definitions

lightning play
  1. : the flashing of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity

  2. : a sudden stroke of fortune

  1. : having or moving with or as if with the speed and suddenness of lightning

  1. : to discharge a flash of lightning

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer


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